Upper Hand is Better than Lower Hand

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The upper hand is better than lower hand. Means, giving charity is better than receiving. Generosity is way better than asking others.

Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (ﷺ) said,

الْيَدُ الْعُلْيَا خَيْرٌ مِنَ الْيَدِ السُّفْلَى، وَابْدَأْ بِمَنْ تَعُولُ، وَخَيْرُ الصَّدَقَةِ عَنْ ظَهْرِ غِنًى، وَمَنْ يَسْتَعْفِفْ يُعِفَّهُ اللَّهُ، وَمَنْ يَسْتَغْنِ يُغْنِهِ اللَّهُ

“The upper hand is better than the lower one. And begin (charity) with those who are under your care. The best charity is that which given out of surplus. He who asks (Allah) to help him abstain from the unlawful and the forbidden, Allah will fulfill his wish. He who seeks self-sufficiency will be made self-sufficient by Allah” [Saheeh al-Bukhari].

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